EBT/SNAP LOW INCOME POLICY
EBT and SNAP provide critical lifelines for low-wage working families, low-income seniors and people with disabilities living on fixed incomes, and other individuals and households with low incomes in NYC. As Councilmember, I am committed to expanding access and increasing benefits so that vulnerable New Yorkers have a safety net that can help stabilize their families during periods of greatest need.
As Councilmember, I will:
Fight for more cash and other public assistance to the EBT card per month to supplement benefit allotments that haven’t been raised in decades.
Advocate for all supermarkets and farmers markets to offer discounts for individuals paying with EBT cards.
Push for NYC businesses, such as retail outlets, to accept the EBT card for purchases.
Introduce legislation that would allow EBT cardholders and up to four family members to enter all city cultural institutions for free. Private cultural institutions will be asked to offer free entry, or alternatively to offer a max of $3 for up to four family members.